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Book 6: All He Ever Dreamed (13 Jan 2013)
Thus comes one of my favorite tropes in the romance world the relationship of convenience. Sean is in a state of flux and can’t resist a damsel in “distress” and so moves in with her to help Emma convince Grandma that are living out an HEA. When in reality they had only just met. This situation lead to a few laughs throughout the novel as Sean’s Kowalski cousins, while helpful of the deception, also took every opportunity they could to subtlety poke fun of it as well. It was a light hearted book and I really enjoyed seeing all the various members of the Kowalski clan that we’ve gotten to know over the previous two books.
As with the other books there was also a secondary romance sub-plot and as with the ones that came before I was less than thrilled with it. This one involved Emma’s grandmother and an acquaintance that they all know from town. The only parts that I really enjoyed from the grandmother’s POV was those times when she was plotting with Mary Kowalski. Those two women together were a hoot during all the various family shenanigans.
Overall, Yours to Keep, was a fun installment in the Kowalski family saga. It had a good pace to it and had some humorous moments to it as well. The relationship between Emma and Sean was realistic and never felt too forced or rushed. If you like contemporary romance then this is one to check out. Even with that secondary plot which is just kinda blah and doesn’t add to the story. Though, I think this sort of sub-plot is going to be standard in a Shannon Stacey story as she’s had one in every book I’ve read of hers so far. *le sigh* I think her books would be better without them and